Despite the fact that I started using Windows 10 on a new laptop just for Space Engine, I guess then I've been lucky until now, and my clients too. I can understand the need of forcing updates, the sheer amount of virus attacks in latest years was certainly one of the main reasons for that.
The fact is, when an operating system is in the process of phasing out, you better start evaluating pros and cons of maintaining the status quo. Microsoft lost a good amount of customers with the Millennium Edition first, then doubled down with Vista, packing a gift for Apple. Even most used Linux distributions noticed a positive change in user numbers.
That's why Windows 10 is approaching the rolling release concept. Will see what it brings us with time.
Zotac was a good choice for a budget price since the start, never failed me.